Transgender Rights Bill Heads to Governor Sununu

May 2, 2018

New Hampshire State House.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

The state senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would create legal protections for transgender people in New Hampshire. 

The bill would add gender identity to the state’s existing anti-discrimination laws.

It earlier passed in the House and on Wednesday in the Senate by a margin of 14-10.

Senator John Reagan was among the Republicans who joined with Democrats to vote in favor of the measure.

“If we’re not willing to, without sly suggestions, support anti-discrimination on anybody for whatever reasons, then we don’t guarantee it to anybody.”

The bill now heads to Governor Chris Sununu who is expected to sign it.